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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

BY NO MEANS

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 1974

154-Across : Etta ___

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,017
Across
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Hannibal's hurdle : ALPS
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Partner of gown : CAP
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Cribbage gear : PEG
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Moscow agency : TASS
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Second courses : SOUPS
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Old capital of Japan : NARA
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France of fiction : ANATOLE
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Swing around : SLUE
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Bone of contention : ISSUE
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Sprayed : HOSED
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Son of Gad : ERI
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Struck : SMOTE
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Hagen : UTA
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Mute consonants : LENES
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Early Iranian : MEDE
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"___ of robins ... " : ANEST
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Dodecuple group : DOZEN
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Golfbag item : IRON
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Below: Fr. : ENBAS
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Early ascetic : ESSENE
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Rainier place : MONACO
54
Place for a home : RANGE
56
No author : WINTERSETMAUGHAM
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Aardvark's quarry : ANT
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Give the Maine its due : REMEMBER
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Yours and mine : OURS
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British inc. : LTD
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Give off highlights : GLEAM
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Retired : INACTIVE
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Rare beauty : GEM
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Sly glance : LEER
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No body of water : LAKEINFERIOR
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Go : LEAVE
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"First ___, first ... " : INWAR
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Parent of N.B.C. : RCA
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Impair : MAR
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Furrow : STRIA
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Hostile one : ENEMY
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No bridge bid : EIGHTNOTRUMP
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O.T.B. concern : ODDS
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Doris or Clarence : DAY
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Demitasse contents : ESPRESSO
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Macaw : ARARA
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Slithery one : EEL
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Mother of Hermes : MAIA
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Changes the wording : RESTATES
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Compass reading : NNE
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Shor : TOOTS
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Timon's home town : ATHENS
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Goofs : BONERS
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Shoplifter : THIEF
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Wilde locale : GAOL
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Bayou dialect : CAJUN
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Native Israeli : SABRA
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Tear down : RAZE
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Choir members : ALTOS
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Wallach : ELI
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Shotgun caliber : GAUGE
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Cowboy's sobriquet : TEX
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___ home (out) : NOTAT
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Signs on : HIRES
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Long period : AEON
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Toyed with : TRIFLED
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Sign gas : NEON
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Nasal noise : SNORT
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Summer-time listings : DSTS
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Gender : SEX
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Grid gains: Abbr. : YDS
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Etta ___ : KETT
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Key opus : ANTHEM
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Punjab city : LAHORE
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No electee : PRESIDENTDEWEY
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Yegg's target : SAFE
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Unchivalrous one : CAD
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Pros ___ : ANDCONS
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Gourmet's sense zone : PALATE
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French swine : PORC
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Yale : ELIHU
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Sartre contemporary : GENET
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Sudanic language : TSHI
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Danish measure : ALEN
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Devious : SUBTLE
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Auk's relative : SEAHEN
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Panning gear : SIEVE
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Diffusing by absorption : OSMOSING
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Secondhand : USED
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Touchwood : PUNK
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___ precedent : SETA
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Pates, in Rouen : TETES
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Freud's concerns : IDS
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Stock-market habitué : TRADER
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Ginza change : SEN
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Bleat : MAA
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Part of Britain: Abbr. : ENG
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Shoebox notation : TENB
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Light-switch positions : ONS
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Relative of omega : ZEE
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Relative of olé : RAH
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Roman goose : OCA
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___ de plume : NOM
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Arctic island of a sort : BERG
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Abbr. for Jeanne d'Arc : STE
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Letter line : SERIF
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Man's nickname : MARV
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Thrushes: Var. : OUSELS
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Bounced back : RALLIED
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Reception aid : ANTENNA
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Kind of sister : WEAK
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Plunge into a fluid : IMMERGE
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Dorothy's dog : TOTO
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Alaskan glacier : MUIR
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Draper's measure : ELL
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___ culpa : MEA
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Verne hero : NEMO
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Having tendrils : CIRRATE
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No paradise : GARDENOFATTLEE
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In plain view : EVIDENT
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Child's disease : MEASLES
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Aries : RAM
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Ruhr pronouns : ICHS
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Cole et al. : NATS
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W. W. II command : ETO
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No Highlanders : RYEMEN
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Larger than life : EPIC
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Oslo people : NORSE
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U.S.S.R. river : URAL
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Wrestlers' need : MAT
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Prior to: Prefix : PRE
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Remo and Diego : SANS
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Piedmont city : ASTI
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Misdo : ERR
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Backtalk : SASS
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Hang back : LAG
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One ___ time : ATA
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Sentry's pronoun : WHO
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Shampoo direction : RELATHER
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Grammar case: Abbr. : OBJ
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Mad, in Paris : FOU
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American landscapist : INNESS
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"___ the ramparts we ... " : OER
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Tied up : TRUSSED
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Beldam : HAG
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"Typhoon" author : CONRAD
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Stage whispers : ASIDES
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Words with Aquarius or Reason : AGEOF
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Tippler : BARFLY
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Enthusiast : ZEALOT
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Dimensions : EXTENT
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Minimum : LEAST
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Before ad or pod : TRI
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Shopping aids : LISTS
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Grenoble's river : ISERE
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Diplomat: Abbr. : ENV
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Depth measures: Abbr. : FTHS
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Nose: Prefix : RHIN
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Aviation prefix : AERO
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Gait : TROT
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Urges : YENS
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Feminine suffix : TRIX
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Sty cry : OINK
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Sullivan and Ames : EDS

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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